An Evening with ESM Goh Chok Tong


The Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was honoured and privileged to host ESM Goh Chok Tong on 16 September 2021 in its very first non-zoom/non-virtual event since COVID-19 happened. ESM Goh Chok Tong is a former Singaporean politician, who served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 28 November 1990 to 12 August 2004 and secretary-general of the People’s Action Party from November 1992 to December 2004. He was also a Member of Parliament representing Marine Parade for 44 years.

In a moderated closed-door session with almost 50 attendees, ESM Goh shared with our Harvard alumni key highlights in his corporate and political career, what inspired him to write his two-volume biography “Tall Order” and “Standing Tall”, and also generously imparted some important lessons and advice to our alumni. HUAAS looks forward to organising more in-person events in 2022, subject to COVID-19  Safe Management Measures in place then.

About the author

Benjamin Goh
By Benjamin Goh


As the official club of the Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS), doing business as the Harvard Club of Singapore, was formed on 7 December 2015. The Club’s registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here